Today on Rappler – the latest news in the Philippines and around the world:
Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque on Monday, August 9, tells Metro Manila local governments not to blame President Rodrigo Duterte for the swarming that happened at COVID-19 vaccination sites last week. He also says Duterte is the ‘best communicator’ in the country.
A 59-year-old curfew violator with mental illness was shot dead by a village guard in Tondo, Manila on the second day of enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila, Saturday, August 7.
Vice President Leni Robredo resists Senator Ping Lacson’s ‘unification’ formula in the 2022 elections because it means she will have to file for her certificate of candidacy knowing she may have to withdraw.
Actress Angel Locsin and longtime boyfriend Neil Arce tie the knot. The marriage comes over two years after they got engaged.
Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray’s talent agency Cornerstone Entertainment and the embattled Nas Academy hit pause on what would have been the Catriona Gray Academy, until the issue involving renowned traditional tattoo artist Whang-Od is fully resolved. – Rappler.com